DescriptionOperation Harrier is an action game starring Britain's famous VTOL aircraft. It uses an enhanced version of the Rotoscape system first used in Creative Materials' earlier Rotox: the own plane is seen from the top and when steering left or right the polygonally rendered background rotates around it. A new addition is the ability to change altitude.
The game consists of several missions, each with a specific goal like destroying an enemy cruiser or power plant or defending an airfield from enemy fighters. Before a mission, the Harrier can be armed with a variety of weapons, including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles as well as two types of bombs. Standard armament is a forward-firing cannon with unlimited ammunition. A radar screen and a map help finding the enemy during a mission. Fuel is limited, but in some missions in-air refueling is possible. While the Harrier can survive a few hits, it can also be repaired (and refueled) after mission's end. Sometimes it is also possible to make a mid-mission resupply landing at a friendly base.
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Nov, 1990||82 out of 100||82|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Nov, 1990||82 out of 100||82|
|The One||Amiga||Oct, 1990||78 out of 100||78|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Nov, 1990||73 out of 100||73|
|Amiga Action||Amiga||Oct, 1990||67 out of 100||67|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Oct, 1990||64 out of 100||64|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Oct, 1990||613 out of 1000||61|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Dec, 1990||6.8 out of 12||57|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Dec, 1990||6.8 out of 12||57|
|PC Leisure||DOS||Nov, 1990||40|
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